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2011-05-06 07:29:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drinking coffee, having sex and even blowing your nose could all temporarily raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke, according to a new study. Dutch researchers discovered eight main triggers that appear to increase a person's risk of having an intracranial aneurysm (IA), which is a weakness in the wall of a brain blood vessel that often causes it to balloon. If this aneurysm ruptures, it can result in a stroke. About two percent of the...

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2011-05-06 06:40:00

Can drinking coffee kill you? How about strenuous exercise or blowing your nose? These and other seemingly benign activities that we engage in everyday may just trigger a specific kind of stroke after raising your blood pressure, The Guardian reports. Nearly a quarter of all cases of a blood vessel bursting in the brain can be set in motion by these three activities. An estimated 1,800 people in Britain die from such a stroke every year. These three things topped a list of eight triggers...

2011-05-05 14:21:52

Oral contraceptive and hormone replacement therapy in women with cerebral aneurysms Women who develop cerebral aneurysms are less likely to have taken the oral contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy, suggesting taking oestrogen could have a protective effect, reveals research published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. Cerebral aneurysms, weaknesses in the blood vessel walls of the brain which cause the vessels to balloon, occur more frequently in women, and it has...

2011-05-05 11:23:00

Study Highlights: - Drinking coffee and having sex are among eight "triggers" that appear to temporarily raise the risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke. - Other triggers include exercising vigorously, drinking cola, blowing your nose, straining to defecate, being suddenly startled or angry. - All triggers may result in a temporary increase in blood pressure DALLAS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From drinking coffee to having sex to blowing your nose, you...

2011-04-16 00:40:04

Neurosurgery Journal Highlights the High-Flow Procedure Developed by Saleem Abdulrauf On the cover of a recent edition of Neurosurgery, the highest circulation medical journal in the field, readers saw an artist's intricate depiction of the high-flow brain bypass technique developed by SLU professor of neurosurgery, Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. Also in the March issue (Volume 63.3) of the journal, Abdulauf shared details of a surgery he performed to treat a patient's brain aneurysm, a weak area in...

2011-04-13 15:05:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System for surgery on brain aneurysms that are difficult to manage because of their size and shape. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel, which can rupture as it increases in size, causing hemorrhage or death. Brain aneurysms often produce no symptoms until they grow and...

2011-04-06 12:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new device that provides neurointerventional surgeons with another tool to treat brain aneurysms without performing open surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a weak, enlarged area in an artery (blood vessel). Over time, the force of normal blood pressure can cause it to rupture, which can be life-threatening and cause...

2011-04-05 12:04:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroVasx announced today that the FDA has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System as a Humanitarian Use Device (HDE) for the treatment of large, giant and wide-neck cerebral aneurysms, which are typically the most difficult to treat. The HDE allows for the treatment of up to 4,000 patients per year in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/CG77724LOGO) Christopher Dowd, M.D., Clinical Professor of...

2011-03-31 08:51:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From the invention of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were both first used to treat peripheral arterial disease in the legs, to drug-coated stents, balloon angioplasty, ozone generators and radiofrequency ablation and clot-removing devices of today "“ interventional radiologists have continued to shape and change the medical landscape and improve patient care. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause...

2011-03-10 14:40:00

Option for those at greater risk for stroke during standard bypass surgery SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a surgical kit that allows neurosurgeons to reroute blood flow around an aneurysm or a tumor in the brains of patients at greater risk of stroke during standard bypass surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The ELANA (Excimer Laser Assisted Non-Occlusive Anastamosis)...


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